• July 19th vs. The Tigers

    Posted by on July 19th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Joba Chamberlain had a little something extra today – then again, he wasn’t being asked to pitch on normal (4 days) rest for this one.

    Also, Mark Teixiera and Alex Rodriguez, and their $52 million worth of bats – which is what they’re being paid, between the two of them, this season (according to the Yankees payroll) – blasted Han Solos.

    And, that all was good enough for another “2-1” Yankees win. Put this one in the books as a sweep over the boys from Motown for New York. The Yankees scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and came away with 3 wins. Can you say “pitching“?

    It’s somewhat impressive to see the Yanks eek out three wins against the first place Tigers. Then again, while the Bengals are good, they’re more like Blue Jays, Rangers, Twins “good” than they are Angels or Red Sox “good.” And, Detroit is not an overly grand road team this season.

    In any event, the Yankees are now just one game out of first place as of C.O.B. today – thank you Doc Halladay – and the bottom line is all that matters, right? Or, does it…I dunno…you tell me.

    Comments on July 19th vs. The Tigers

    1. Evan3457
      July 19th, 2009 | 8:29 pm

      So this sweep, and a 5-1 record vs. a 1st place team “doesn’t count”, either? Beating Verlander and Jackson back-to-back “doesn’t count”? Would it count if I pointed out that’s only the 2nd time this season that’s happened? (St. Louis, back in June) No? That the Yanks are now 28-25 vs. teams that are .500 or better (once the Braves finish off this win over the Mets, that is). No?

      Yet another proof that your widely cited study proves only that the Yanks have a horrible record against the Red Sox and Angels this year exactly because they’ve lost a lot of games to the Red Sox and Angels this year.

    2. UNC Tarheel
      July 20th, 2009 | 8:48 am

      I don’t even think that the Angels are that “good”. Sure, they have a way of always beating the Yankees, but they are not an elite team this year.

      I wouldn’t be shocked to see a little correction in the Sox record as the year progresses either.

      Any way you slice it, beating the first place Tigers when facing their two best pitchers (who did pitch well, by the way) is quite a nice accomplishment.

    3. clintfsu813
      July 20th, 2009 | 10:32 am

      I know I get worried about possibly facing LAA in the postseason this year, but the fact is Texas could win that division. With the Wild Card coming from the East, LAA may be taking a seat this year.

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